Art Deco Houseboat on Amstel River
Welcome aboard on our distinctive houseboat Art Deco style - sleeps 4
- Classy art deco interior
- Amazing location in the city centre
- Great open and fully equipped kitchen
- Two sundecks with view over the Amstel River
- Perfect for friends and families
She is built in 1913, but still this floating beauty is as charming as ever before. The location is stunning, right at the beginning of the Amstel River and close to most main attractions. With two bedrooms the Art Deco Houseboat is well suited to accommodate four persons. Four persons who will feel privileged to enjoy both the distinctive interior as well as the outside deck with great views over the water.
The ship was originally built as a freight carrier, well over a century ago. Now her working days are over, and she enjoys welcoming guests aboard from all over the world. After a proper renovation by your host, better known as Captain Rob, the ship was transformed into a unique floating B&B.
Guests appreciate the boat for the many nautical details all through the place. The many mahogany walls, classic furniture and lots of charming decorations contribute to a very special atmosphere.
Two large windows in the ceiling and lots of portholes let in the daylight, as well as the windows in the open kitchen. Here you will find everything to make a great meal and have a great breakfast or lunch at the large kitchen table.
The living room is very 'homey' with a comfortable couch to snuggle up to your beloved ones and have a break from the many impressions you will get in town. A great place to chill out!
The bedrooms are most likely the most characteristic you will ever sleep. The wooden walls and ceiling create a very cosy and atmosphere - you will sleep like a true captain!
And last but not least: the location. The location! Right in the middle of town, close to the famous Waterloo Square, Flower Market, Dam Square, Central Station and many, many other amazing things to do and see.
Smoking is only allowed in the Wheelhouse. It might be good to know that it is a 'real' ship', so the doorways, corridors and stairs might be a bit smaller then in a regular. We call it part of the charm ;-)
Let me know if you have any questions - always glad to help and I look forward to welcome you aboard!
Number of double beds: 2
Heating / Cooling
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
How to get there
From Central Station you take tram 9 to Rembrand Square. This is a 5-minute ride and from there it is a two minute walk.
There are various options to park your car. There is a P+R at 20 minutes distance, from where you can get back by metro. Also there is a paid parking called Oosterdok next to central station for reasonable prices (20 euro/24 hour. This is much cheaper than parking on the street, which is at least 5 euro/hour)
About the area
You will be staying as much in the city centre as it gets. There's many bars, restaurants and clubs within a stone's throw distance. You might notice this during the weekends, but during weekday nights, it is surprisingly quiet at night.
I have been a host on this houseboat already more then 10 years,
My profession is nurse, but since this year I work also as a booking maneger and I take care of bookings on diffrent locations.
18 Reviews - Art Deco Houseboat on Amstel River
Natalia M - Slovenia
This is marvelous place to have a vacation! We were all our family on the boat for couple days: splendid boat. There is everything for kitchen, bathroom and etc. Very warm owner! Authentic atmosphere of the Amsterdam's center
Lisa S - England
we booked this as our second house boat holiday in Amsterdam and it was amazing
the boat was spacious and clean and had everything we needed. Rob was also amazing and always on hand when we needed. We are so glad we booked with Rob and will return
Margaret D - England
I stayed with husband and 2 adult daughters for 5 nights in July to celebrate my 60th birthday. Fabulous location. Walked everywhere. Lovely area loads of restaurants and bars but far enough from touristy areas. The boat was beautifully decorated. Loved the art nouveau details and candles. The great kitchen although only used for making snacks. Bedrooms were comfortable and roomy. I was really surprised at the space on the boat. Lovely to sit on the deck and watch all the tourist boats sail by and wave. I would have been happy to sit there all day and night. We were fortunate with fabulous weather. It was so hot Rob came round and fitted a gazebo for shade. Rob was fantastic and gave us a great welcome. What a great way to experience Amsterdam. So much better than a hotel. I will hopefully return.
Alex R - England
Best Boat Ever
We spent four nights aboard Kapitein Rob's Art Deco Houseboat on the Amstel in Central Amsterdam this May.The location is perfect (at the junction of three canals) for watching the always fascinating river traffic and exploring the city.You are within walking distance of the prettiest canals. The boat is roomy ,welcoming and cosy ,the beds comfortable and everything works.Great kitchen!
Rob is the perfect host -leaves you to it but looks after you very well. We would recommend it it to anyone visiting this lovely city.
Alex & Sheena
Meg C - England
The boat itself is breathtaking, it made our stay in this beautiful city the best it could have been! Captain Rob was the perfect host! Home from home.